Managua, Sep 10 (Prensa Latina) Nicaraguan students and educational authorities received the Central American torch of freedom from a Honduran delegation today, at the Las Manos border post, in the north of the country.
For the Nicaraguan group that attended the event, the Minister of Education, Miriam Ráudez, highlighted the importance of the unity of the peoples and the meaning of peace that the Central American flame represents.
For his part, the Undersecretary of State of the government of Honduras, Luis Manuel Menocal, highlighted that 2020 marks the 56th anniversary of the beginning of this symbolic gesture that is carried out annually.
The first independence torch left Guatemala in September 1964, and its journey passes through El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua until culminating in Costa Rica with more than 1,300 kilometers traveled through the isthmus.
Vice President Rosario Murillo said this Wednesday that the fire will remain in Nicaraguan territory until September 14, when it will be delivered to the Costa Rican authorities at the southern border point of Peñas Blancas.
According to the vice president, it is expected that President Daniel Ortega will receive the torch on September 12.